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The Limitation Act, 1963

 Limitation Act, 1963

(Act no. 36 of 1963)

[15th October, 1963]

An Act to consolidate and amend the law for the limitation of suits and other proceedings and for purposes connected therewith.

Be it enacted by The Parliament in the Fourteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:

Part I


1              Short title, extent and commencement

2              Definitions

Part II

Limitation of Suits, Appeals and Applications

3              Bar of Limitation

4              Expiry of prescribed period when court is closed

5              Extension of prescribed period in certain cases

6              Legal disability

7              Disability of one of several persons

8              Special exceptions

9              Continuous running of time

10           Suits against trustees and their representatives

11           Suits on contracts entered into outside the territories to which the Act extends

Part III

Computation of Period of Limitation

12           Exclusion of time in legal proceedings

13           Exclusion of time in cases where leave to sue of appeal as a pauper is applied for

14           Exclusion of time of proceeding bona fide in court without jurisdiction

15           Exclusion of time in certain other cases

16           Effect of death on or before the accrual of the right to sue

17           Effect of fraud or mistake

18           Effect to acknowledgment in writing

19           Effect of payment on account of debt or of interest or legacy

20           Effect of acknowledgment or payment by another person

21           Effect of substituting or adding new plaintiff or defendant

22           Continuing breaches and torts

23           Suits for compensation for acts not actionable without special damage

24           Computation of time mentioned in instruments

Part IV

Acquisition of ownership by possession

25           Acquisition of easements by prescription

26           Exclusion in favor of reversioner of servant tenement

27           Extinguishment of right to property

Part V


28           Amendment of certain Acts

29           Savings

30           Provision for suits, etc., for which the prescribed period is shorter than the period prescribed by the Indian Limitation Act, 1980

31           Provisions as to barred or pending suits, etc

32           Repeal


Period of Limitations

Division I              Suits

Part I     Suits relating to Accounts

Part II    Suits relating to Contracts

Part III   Suits relating to Declarations

Part IV    Suits relating to Declarations

Part V      Suits relating to Immovable Property

Part VI  Suits relating to movable property

Part VII Suits relating to torts

Part VIII Suits relating to trust and trust property

Part IX   Suits relating to miscellaneous maters

Part X    Suits for which there is no prescribed period

Division II             Appeals

Division III           Applications

Part I     Applications in specified cases

Part II    Other applications

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